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FatDog Farm Minutes To Lexington, VMI and W&L

SuperhostLexington, Virginia, United States
Private room in house hosted by Susan
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 private bath
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We are 15 minutes to Lexington, VMI and W&L University, VA Horse Center, Lime Kiln, Lenfest Center, museums, and close to vineyards, wineries and micro-breweries, Goshen Pass, Blue Ridge Parkway and the Appalachian Trail. You’ll love our charming air conditioned farmhouse circa 1790 on 80 acres where fishing, hiking, and stargazing are all possible. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, families (with kids), big groups, and pets.

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Fatdog Farm is an 80-acre hobby farm nestled in the tranquil Blue Ridge Mountains in Shenandoah Valley. We are located within 15 minutes of the peaceful and friendly town of Lexington, rich in Civil War history and home to VMI and Washington & Lee University. In or near town, you will find the Virginia Horse Center, Lime Kiln (outdoor music venue), Lenfest Center (theatre of the arts), and museums (George C Marshall, VMI Small Arms Display, Stonewall Jackson’s home, and Robert E Lee chapel). In addition to being a top wedding and cyclist destination, Lexington is a great location for exploring the many vineyards, wineries and micro-breweries in the area. And for the outdoor enthusiast, we are five minutes from Goshen Pass, a breathtaking section of the Maury River that is frequented by canoers, kayakers, rafters, picnickers and photographers. Also about 20 minutes away is the famous Blue Ridge Parkway and Appalachian Trail, both scenic adventures on a grand scale.
If you prefer to “kick back” at Fatdog Farm, you will enjoy our charming two story air conditioned farmhouse circa 1790. Your private upstairs bedroom and bathroom is connected to a covered balcony overlooking a neighboring pear orchard and our stocked catfish pond. If desired, you can share our downstairs kitchen, dining room and laundry room as well.
We welcome your pet to tag alone. A few basic rules: we can accommodate up to 1 large or 2 medium dogs (average 30 pounds each); we ask that you pick up after your dog and not allow them directly on the bedspread; you must never leave your dog(s) unattended in your room or otherwise (we do not provide dog sitting services); and unfortunately we cannot accommodate cats at this time.
Outside, there is plenty to do. In addition to fishing, you can also enjoy a nice campfire near the pond with unlimited firewood. If you’re interested in adventure, our acreage has several wooded hiking trails accompanied with deer, turkey and an occasional bear along with various other Virginian critters. And we strongly recommend our deck for enjoying the mountain views over a picnic or star gazing over a quiet dinner. Lastly, if you’re into horses, don’t forget to pay a visit to our pasture ornaments, Goldie and JoJo. We aim to make your stay a pleasant and memorable experience.

Guest access
Guests will either be met upon arrival by the host or told ahead of arrival how to enter the home. Although there is not a private access to the guest room, guests are allowed to enter and leave as needed day or night.

Guests will be allowed to share all common areas including the living room, dining room, kitchen and laundry room. Outdoors, guests are welcome to use the covered balcony, wooden deck, pond (fishing only -- no swimming), and our entire 80 acres for hiking (a map will be provided upon arrival) -- with the exception of the horse pasture. Guests are instructed not to enter the horse pasture without the host being present. Furthermore, the horses are not pet friendly when they get spooked. Therefore, guests are asked to please leash their pets at all times to prevent dangerous interaction with the horses.

Other things to note
Guests are asked to please check with the host before starting a campfire in case there are any burn bans in effect. All wood and starter supplies will be provided. Regarding the horses, guests are asked to please refrain from entering the horse pasture without first notifying the host. Also, for the safety of the guests' pet(s): please keep pet(s) leashed at all times to prevent potentially dangerous interaction with the horses; and please do not let pet(s) swim in the pond due to the presence of very large snapping turtles.
We are 15 minutes to Lexington, VMI and W&L University, VA Horse Center, Lime Kiln, Lenfest Center, museums, and close to vineyards, wineries and micro-breweries, Goshen Pass, Blue Ridge Parkway and the Appalachian Trail. You’ll love our charming air conditioned farmhouse circa 1790 on 80 acres where fishing, hiking, and stargazing are all possible. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, families (with kids)… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Dedicated workspace
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Heating
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Air conditioning
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Lexington, Virginia, United States

Hosted by Susan

Joined in February 2017
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My profile picture includes my daughter, Taylor Anne, who lives with me and may sometimes be helping make your stay more enjoyable. We have lived here for 10 years, after escaping from Houston and Atlanta. We couldn't imagine a more beautiful place to call home than the Lexington, VA area. If you make your way to downtown Lexington, feel free to drop by and say "Hi!" at my interior design and retail store, Southern Girls.
My profile picture includes my daughter, Taylor Anne, who lives with me and may sometimes be helping make your stay more enjoyable. We have lived here for 10 years, after escaping…
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    House rules
    Check-in: 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Checkout: 12:00 PM
    Self check-in with lockbox
    No smoking
    Pets are allowed
    Long term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
    Health & safety
    Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
    Carbon monoxide alarm
    Smoke alarm
    Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $100
    Cancellation policy